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Saturday, December 20, 2008

An antique Christmas card

Here's a card featuring images from a quarter sheet of I Brake For Stamps Christmas stamps plus a single flourish stamp. The set contains matching baby hearts which I used to make a 3D paper chain on the inside of the card.

(click photos for more detail)
Card measures 5" x 6 1/2"

STAMPS: All - I Brake For Stamps

TECHNIQUES: Watercolor Distress and Burnt Edges from the Technique Junkies newsletters

INKS: Distress Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain, Staz-On Jet Black and Timber Brown

SUPPLIES: sheer brown ribbon, foam tape, Ranger Cut n' Dry pads, craft mat, vintage onion skin paper

NOTES: the flourish is second generation Brushed Corduroy ~ the heart is double foam tape pop-dotted in the center and single height on the edges ~ the onion skin was stamped with the brown Staz-On and the small heart repeatedly ~ the knotted ribbon is attached with a glue dot ~ to make the cardfront match I ran the Corduroy pad in from each edge direct to paper ~ to make the heart paper chain on the inside I stamped the hearts in a row so the edges were touching, cut out the row, folded the center on in half and secured the two end hearts to the inside of the card (I used thick masking style tape on the reverse to reinforce the area where the hearts are hinged together)

Hope you enjoyed this - I had fun putting it together :o)


Anonymous said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful!

Kristy C said...

this is just drop dead gorgeous!

Wanda H said...

Love this card... it is totally gorgeous!!!

Beth said...

gorgeous Nancy